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Songwriters: Lyrics: Phillip Gardner | Music: Scottie O’Bryan and Phillip Gardner
Story Behind The Song: Scottie O’Bryan came to my house for a weekend visit, and he had a few song ideas. The basic structure for Get a Life was one of them. (Scottie, where the hell are you? I’ve tried to find you through Facebook and the FBI. Call me.) I thought it sounded like a Don Henley song. Its basic narrative line is inspired by Henley’s Dirty Laundry, and I tried to imitate his singing style as best I could. Michael pulled out some Joe Walsh influences for this one, too. As with lots of these songs, the final product has a life apart from its initial concept (which is why they call it creativity). We worked a long time on this one; and because we could, we were very self-indulgent with its ending, which just vamps and vamps and morphs, and, I think, really rocks out. We never performed the song live. You can be the judge of how good it would have been before an audience. – – Phillip Gardner